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Pokémon GO: October 2021

October is coming, meaning it is time for a new Research Breakthough, raids, and in-game events in Pokémon GO. The Season of Mischief will continue during October; more information on the Season of Mischief can be found here.


Research Breakthrough

📅 Friday, October 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. → Monday, November 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

During the month of October, you can encounter Yamask as your Research Breakthrough encounter. If you're very lucky, you may encounter a shiny Yamask .


Weekly 1 PokéCoin Bundles

Just like in September, there will be a bundle available in the in-game shop for 1 PokéCoin. This bundle includes a Remote Raid Pass and other items.


Raids

Five-star Raids

In October you can expect the following Pokémon in five-star raids:

  • Genesect holding a Douse Drive

  • 📅 Friday, October 1, at 10:00 a.m Tuesday, October 12, at 10:00 a.m. (local time)

  • First time appearance of this specific Genesect in Pokémon GO

  • Shiny NOT available

  • Altered Forme Giratina

  • 📅 Tuesday, October 12, at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 22, at 10:00 a.m. (local time)

  • Shiny available

  • Darkrai

  • 📅 Friday, October 22, at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 5, at 10:00 a.m. (local time)

  • Knows the attack Sludge Bomb

  • Shiny available


Mega Raids

In October you can expect the following Mega Raid Bosses:


Mega Gengar

  • 📅 Friday, October 1, at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 22, at 10:00 a.m. (local time)

  • Shiny available

  • Mega Absol

  • 📅 Friday, October 22, at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 5, at 10:00 a.m. (local time)

  • Shiny available


Raid Hours

📅 Each Wednesday 6:00 p.m. → 7:00 p.m.

  • October 6: Genesect holding a Douse Drive

  • October 13: Altered Forme Giratina ()

  • October 20: Altered Forme Giratina ()

  • October 27: Darkrai [Sludge Bomb] ()


Spotlight Hours

📅 Each Tuesday 6:00 p.m. → 7:00 p.m.

  • October 5: Drifloon (✨)

  • 2x Evolve XP

  • October 12: Gastly ()

  • 2x Catch Stardust

  • October 19: Gothita

  • 2x Catch XP

  • October 26: Murkrow ()

  • 2x Evolve XP


Events

Community Day

📅 October 9, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. → 5:00 p.m. (local time)

As announced earlier, Duskull will be the featured Pokémon during the October 2021 Community Day. Find more information on the Community Day here.


Movie tie-in event

📅 ​​Friday, October 1 10:00 a.m. Sunday, October 10 8:00 p.m.

On October 8, a new Pokémon movie will be released globally on Netflix. To celebrate the premiere, you can expect the following in Pokémon GO:

  • The Mythical Pokémon Zarude will make its debut in Pokémon GO

  • A free Special Research story

  • Jessie and James returning to Pokémon GO

  • And more...

For more information on the event, click here.


Niantic's Birthday

📅 Wednesday, October 6

Log in between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on October 6 to receive a free box in Pokémon GO.


Halloween

📅 Friday, October 15, Sunday, October 31

More details will be announced later, but this is what we already know:

  • Costumed Pokémon appearing in the wild

  • A Halloween-themed Special Research story

Stay tuned for more information!


Quality-of-life Update

Want to make sure your in-game outfit looks stylish? You can now zoom in and out in the style menu when dressing your avatar.






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